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  • Ourston assesses roundabout potential

    The second professional evaluation of options for restructuring the NM502/Trinity corridor was presented by Ourston Roundabout Engineering to the Technical Advisory Committee Tuesday.

    TAC’s current focus is on the section between Tewa Loop and Knecht Street, which already is slated to receive state funding for a redesign.

    David Quintana, technical support engineer for New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District 5, confirmed at the meeting that an allocation of $3.8 million has been rescheduled from 2013 to 2014.

    “That should give you plenty of time to get through this process and do another environmental assessment, if necessary,” Quintana said.

  • Getting ready for the holidays

    Dan Sena of Daniel’s Café hangs Christmas lights on his restaurant at 800 Trinity Dr., Wednesday morning.

  • Boy busted for burping in class

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Burping in class was enough to get one Albuquerque boy handcuffed by a police officer, arrested and hauled off to a Juvenile Detention Center according to a civil rights lawsuit. The school principal, a teacher and a police officer are named in the suit.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the incident happened last May at Cleveland Middle School after the boy "burped audibly" in his P.E. class.

    The lawsuit alleges the boy was transported to the juvenile center without his parents being notified. It also details a separate incident on Nov. 8 when the same student was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched as he was accused of selling pot to another student.

  • VIDEO: Couple Held Without Bond in Bloody Saw Slaying

    A Nevada judge has ruled that a couple charged with killing a man whose body was found in a box will be jailed without bond, pending an evidentiary hearing. Authorities say the victim was cut multiple times with a saw.

  • VIDEO: Christmas comes to the White House

    The White House gets decked out for Christmas, with a shiny decor reflecting the theme 'Shine, Give, Share.' Visitors are asked to give thanks to members of the military in forms like written notes

  • Correction and Clarification 11-30-11

    Correction: The “First Born Program Targets Child Development” on Nov. 23 stated that the First Born Program receives funding from 14 private foundations, as listed on the program’s website.  According to Program Manager Patty Worth, the program has only two current funders, the LANL Foundation and New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Division.

    Clarification: In the article “Hotel/Conference Center feasibility meeting” in Tuesday’s Monitor, it was not clear that Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage was voicing his opposition to the proposal by Trident Development New Mexico, L.L.C. as a private citizen. Selvage had recused himself for the hearing.

     

  • Judge’s ruling allows Republicans to obtain redistricting email

    SANTA FE (AP) — Lawyers for Gov. Susana Martinez and other Republicans can obtain email, notes and other correspondence between lawmakers and a demographer hired by the Legislature to help with redistricting, a New Mexico district court judge ruled Tuesday.

    District Court Judge James Hall denied a request by Democratic legislative leaders to block the disclosure of certain information involving consultant Brian Sanderoff, who helped legislators develop maps of proposed new districts for Congress, the Legislature and other political offices during a special session in September. Sanderoff runs a research and polling company in Albuquerque.

  • Update 11-30-11

    Historics meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historics District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    CIP update

  • Study Group's first suit to be heard in appeals

    A federal appeals court has agreed to consider the Los Alamos Study Group’s lawsuit to halt construction of a new $6 billion plutonium lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Tuesday agreed to consider the merits of the appeal by the Los Alamos Study Group. The group filed a lawsuit last year to halt development of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement nuclear facility. The group alleged the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration violated federal law by failing to do a new environmental impact statement after changing the design for the project to address seismic and other safety concerns.

  • Water Main Break on Central

    Due to a water main break at Central Ave. and Rose St., crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities shut water off to the Aquatic Center and Canyon Village Apartments at approximately 3:30 p.m. to make repairs Tuesday.  DPU spokesperson Julie Williams-Hill said the repairs were made by 6:30 p.m. Officials with the Department of Public Utilities want to remind customers that when water is restored it may at first appear murky due to entrained air.  This problem should resolve itself in a day or so.